Case Study: Providing the Long-Term View with Agile Architecture

Posted January 9, 2019 in Business & Enterprise Architecture

Based on our client experience, a significant opportunity to improve the business value of both enterprise architecture (EA) and Agile lies in combining their practices. Several frameworks could help in this sense, and with the right vision in mind, companies can increase their ROI for both EA and Agile. In practice, we have seen several ways in which organizations combine EA with Agile thinking and methods to break through the anti-patterns and improve results. This Advisor highlights a useful example from a Netherlands central gov­ernment client and comes down to the adoption of Agile architectural approaches described in SAFe 4.5.

About The Author
JanWillem Sieben
Jan-Willem Sieben is an IT Strategy Consultant at IBM, with a focus on enterprise architecture and the alignment between business and IT strategy. He has been engaged as a consultant, program manager, and enterprise architect in large transformations and innovation programs at central government organizations and a variety of commercial companies, mainly retail. Mr. Sieben has lectured on enterprise architecture for Erasmus University Rotterdam… Read More
Jan Paul Fillie
Jan-Paul Fillié is a Technology Strategy Consultant, Agile Champion, and TOGAF-Certified Architect at IBM. His focus is on analytics, business intelligence, and data governance, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Mr. Fillié has worked on IT transformation programs in the financial sector as a consultant, architect, and project manager. As an IBM Agile Champion, he assists teams, programs, and client organizations in Agile/… Read More
Cristina Popescu
Cristina Popescu is a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has experience in IT consulting across transportation and logistics, consumer products, industrial, and pharma sectors, as well as in Agile IT operations. Ms. Popescu currently focuses on Agile enablement and business strategy in the consumer products industry. She earned an MSc in accountancy and control from the University of Amsterdam,… Read More
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